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Network now in place for new dissolving pulp

Enabling a steady supply of Circulose to the market.

5th July 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Sweden

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

Renewcell is launching the Circulose Supplier Network (CSN) – a group of 47 yarn and textile producers helping to drive the circular economy forward by steadily supplying Circulose fibre to the market.

Renewcell opened the first-ever industrial scale chemical textile-to-textile recycling facility in November 2022 in Sundsvall, Sweden, and dispatched the first shipment of Circulose dissolving pulp produced at Renewcell 1 in December last year.

With the recent RCS (Recycled Claim Standard) certification achieved at Renewcell 1, accredited Circulose pulp is now being produced on a larger scale. With an initial annual capacity of 60,000 metric tons, Renewcell 1 will be scaled up to produce 120,000 metric tons of pulp – the equivalent to 600 million t-shirts.

Circulose is derived from the recovery of cellulose found in worn-out clothing and transformed into a dissolving pulp made from 100% recycled textiles. The pulp serves as the foundation for various types of regenerated fibres, including viscose, lyocell, modal, acetate and other man-made cellulosic fibres. Currently, viscose made with Circulose is available from suppliers including Tangshan Sanyou and Yibin Grace through commercial partner Ekman.

The Circulose Supplier Network is comprised of early adopters becoming the first to access volumes of the product. By joining the network, members are committing to the continuous development of circular solutions and will play a vital role in sustainable textiles and end-products under the brand name.

“The implementation of the Circulose Supplier Network is integral to continue scaling the product,” said Renewcell CEO Patrik Lundström. “With availability across the textile supply chain, fashion brands now have numerous circular options to design and create clothing with Circulose.”


Circulose Supplier Network members are operational in twelve countries and include:

- Austria: Linz Textiles

- Bangladesh: Cyclo Recycled Fibers, Beximco Textiles, Shasha Denims

- China: Suzhou Shiyuan Textile (S&Y), Dezhou Huayuan Eco-Technology, Jiangsu Pointer Textile, Prosperity Textile, Dongheng Textile, Unitedtex Enterprise, Hangzhou Jiayi Garment, Wujiang Dongfang Group, Polyace Textile and Yarn, Tat Fung Textile/Panther Denim, Texhong Textile Group, ColouriZD/Taylor Home and Fashions, Crystal Group

- India: Arvind, Trident Group, Pallavaa Group

- Indonesia: Sritex

- Italy: Beste SpA, Albini Group

- Mexico: Cone Denim

- Pakistan: Sapphire Textile Mills, Artistic Milliners, Soorty, AGI Denim

- Portugal: Brito Knitting, RDD Textiles, Inovafil, Tearfil Textile Yarns, Tintex Textiles, Riopele, TMG Textiles, Impetus Group, ACATEL, Matias and Araujo

- Spain: Hallotex, Textil Santanderina

- Sri Lanka: MAS Holdings

- Turkey: Bossa Denim, Kipas, Orta Anadolu, Karacasu Tekstil, Gulle Tekstil, Calik Denim

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